Rally Held Against Possible Changes in Emission Standards

Event Sponsored by Sierra Club

DULUTH, Minn.-A proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency to look into getting rid of some emission standards from cars, has ruffled some feathers locally.

Today a rally was hosted by the Sierra Club at Duluth City Hall involving multiple local leaders who expressed concern about how a change in policy could hurt the environment and cost Minnesotan’s money.

A representative from the United Steel Workers said without this policy, Minnesota could be losing out on thousands of jobs.

“Steelworkers here in Minnesota and around the country are working on providing the advanced materials and [what] companies need to make America’s vehicles more fuel efficient than ever,” said Mike Woods of the United Steelworkers.

If a new federal policy were to go into effect, it could affect 4,000 jobs in the state that focus on more efficient vehicles.

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